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Colin Salmon leaves Strictly

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It was fitting that the most dramatic Dance Off of the series so far involved actor Colin Salmon who bravely fought for his position in Strictly against showbiz reporter Richard Arnold. After a disastrous first dance that saw Richard forget his routine, remarkably he rose from the ashes to perfect his performance. In a tense turn of events, it was Colin who missed steps after going head to head in the Dance Off.

The judges unanimously decided to save Richard. Colin graciously bowed out of the competition saying... "I’ve got to say without question, this is one of the greatest shows I’ve ever been involved in. The quality of the competitors this year is seminal. Judges, I respect everything that’s been said, what you do is knowledge. Anybody who is out there who may have doubts, you have to understand that this is a discipline beyond anything we understand. So I accept with grace this decision."

A popular contestant amongst his fellow Strictly stars, watch their emotional response to Colin's departure...


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